Night Life Imagination Station

Datura by Kate Krasin

Kate Krasin, Datura, 1990, silkscreen, 17 7/16 x 12 5/8 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Kate Krasin, the artist, 2012 (2012.31.95) Photo by Blair Clark © Estate of Kate Krasin

Every day we are on an exciting ride called planet Earth. The earth is a sphere, or ball, that spins as it travels in space around the sun. When one side of the sphere is facing away from the sun, it is darker and cooler and we call it night.

What do you call animals that rest during the day and are active at night? Do all these animals see well at night? What fears and stories about what’s happening in the dark fill your mind? What’s the difference between astronomy and astrology? Find the answers to these questions and more and join us in exploring the many aspects of night life with pictures, puppets, writing and art activities designed to celebrate our two exhibitions Wait Until Dark and Shots in the Dark in the Night Life Imagination Station, a gallery of visual thinking at the New Mexico Museum of Art, November 17, 2018 – April 21, 2019.